Singular and Plural
Read the following text.
There are many things in my kitchen at home. In the refrigerator, there are some apples and some oranges. There is some cheese, some butter and some oil. I have a few pieces of beef but there isn't any fish. In the kitchen, there are many pictures on the walls and my children like to put pictures on the refrigerator. Sometimes, I have some men friends visit me and we make lunch together. At other times, I have women friends visit me and we have dinner together.
Forming the plural in English is very easy. Add '-s' to any singular word Example: apple - apples and you have made the plural! Some words are formed differently:
- Words ending in '-y'. Add '-ies' if '-y' is follows a consonant
Example: candy - candies, jelly - jellies
- Words ending in '-ch'. Add '-es'
Example: watch - watches, peach - peaches
- Words ending in '-s'. Add '-es'
Example: grass - grasses, glass - glasses
Some important exceptions to the plural rule include:
- man - men
- woman - women
- person - people
- child - children